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Pre-K to 16 Instructors and Trainers
FDIC - Money Smart for Young People
This financial series features four free age-appropriate curriculums that are designed to promote financial understanding in young people. The innovative standards-aligned curriculums can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Curriculum includes:
- Multiple lessons that can be taught alone or in combination,
- Ideas for grade-level modification,
- Real-life exercises and examples, and
- Suggestions for optional books or online games/tools that can reinforce student understanding
Money as You Learn
Money as You Learn provides K12 teachers with Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that connect the Common Core to real life applications while also equipping students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.
National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education
The National Standards for Financial Literacy provide a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. A student who masters the knowledge embodied in the standards should be able to avoid making poor financial decisions, understand the economic reasons behind the trade-offs between financial choices, and know the basis for their own decisions.
Kids Financial Literacy Test & Surveys
The NFEC’s provides test & surveys for kids. Parents and educators are welcome to use these evaluation tools for pre-and post-testing and as instructional tools.* You will have access to your results immediately after completing the test or survey.
Pre-K to 16 General Resources
Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success
This interactive site, recognized by ALA as a Great Web Site for Kids, has four main sections that focus on a specific audience: kids, teens, parents, and teachers. Earning, spending, saving, giving, and investing are addressed in the sections, and each includes age-appropriate activities.
College Preparation Resources
These checklists offer steps you can take to help your (or your child’s) chances of getting into—and being able to afford—the school of your choice. Includes both academic and financial preparation for college or career school.
Middle School Checklist: Student and parent checklists that get the student thinking about high school and possible careers and encourage the parent to keep an eye on the student’s progress.
High School Checklist: Student and parent checklists that help the student focus on succeeding academically and learning about financial aid and provide the parent with tips for supporting the student and participating in the financial aid application process.
Pre-K to 16 Games
Help Ed save money for his trip to the store by dropping coins in the piggy bank.
Finance in the Classroom
Providing high-quality personal finance materials for K-12 educators, students and parents.
Money Metropolis allows kids ages 7–12 to navigate a multi-dimensional world, making life decisions that will affect whether their virtual bank account shrinks or grows.
Road Trip To Savings
See if you have what it takes to financially fuel this road trip. Recommended for ages 8+.